The Recruiters Guide to an Interview

We have found that prior to registering with Kingsgate Recruitment, most candidates have failed to succeed at their first interview. We learn from our mistakes and this means that we get better at interviewing and have more success after having multiple interviews. The first interview you go to is likely to be for your favourite

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What Social Media Do Recruiters Really Check?

In today’s digital world many recruiters will use social media to see what their candidates are like before arranging an interview. A recent survey by a social media monitor Reppler found that 91% of recruiters use social media to screen candidates. You may not have anything to worry about, but the best policy is to

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Your CV: 10 seconds to read it or bin it

‘How do recruiters really look at your CV?’ Potential employers and recruiters look at your CV for a total of ten seconds before deciding whether you’re a suitable candidate or not. That’s pretty scary considering your CV is your first opportunity to make a good impression. And maybe your only opportunity if they decide they

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Cover Letters: A Waste of Your Time

I’m sure all of us at one point have spent a long time perfecting cover letter after cover letter. As a marketer within a recruitment agency, I’ve learned that recruiters rarely read cover letters. A detailed CV and skills match seems much more important when initially finding candidates. Author Tony Beshara’s surveyed over 3,000 hiring managers and

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